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276                     To Horace Mann                   [1742
13.  When thou beggest of the Town, she shall not henceforth yield her subscriptions any more:  a fugitive and vagabond shalt thou be in the country.
14.  And Pope said unto the Town, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
15.  Behold, I am driven out this day from the face of the Town, and shall be hungry and naked in the country; and it shall come to pass, that every one who findeth me, shall beat me.
16.  And the Town said therefore, Whoever beateth Pope, shame shall be upon him sevenfold: and thereupon, a mark was set upon Pope, lest any finding him should beat him.
17.  And Pope went out from the presence of the Town, and dwelt in the land  of Middlesex,   on   the   south  of Twickenham.
18.  And Pope knew his Nurse, and she conceived and bare a child, and called his name Crambo; and he builded a house and called it after his son's name, and it is called Castle-Crambo to this day.
19.  And all the acts and deeds of Pope, and likewise the sayings of his Nurse, are they not written in the chronicles of these times ?
20.  And it came to pass that the Nurse died, being full of years, and was buried in the Cave of Twickenham, called Kneller's cave, and a stone was set upon the cave's mouth, and Pope and all the ancient men and ancient women of Twickenham mourned forty days for the Nurse: and then the mourning of Pope the son of the hatter was ended.
I am excessively shocked at Mr. Fane's13 behaviour to you,- but Mr. Fane is an honourable man! he lets poor you pay him his salary for eighteen months, without thinking of returning it! But if he had lost that sum to Jansen14, or
18 Charles Fane, afterwards Lord     before Mr. Mann.    Walpole. Fane, had been Minister at Florence         14 Henry Janssen (d. 1766), second